Recent Events : #PartyAtTheAngel and #SWBXmas

I've recently attended two fabulous events, both arranged by fellow bloggers. The first event, #PartyAtTheAngel, organised by Ffion and Charlotte, was held at The Angel Hotel, Cardiff back in September. The second event, #SWBXmas, organised by Kerry, was held at Chapter, Cardiff a few weeks ago.

table decorations plants and diamante

Party At The Angel was a glamorous affair with prosecco and canapés served by waiters on arrival, the glamour did come with a price tag of just over £10 per person which I did feel was a little steep for what was received in terms of food, despite the canapés being very tasty they didn't fill a hole. Despite knowing that the price was a little steep for the food I was more than happy to pay it because I knew that it would be worth it for what the girls had in store for us which was a fun day with amazing goody bags and blogger friends.

blogger selfie

L-R Vikki of Planet Vikki, Rebecca of bester.com, me and Hannah.

renate chocolate cupcake

The event was very well organised, there were various companies set up around the room, we were welcome to chat to them and find out more about them. There were also delicious cupcakes from Renate and if we wanted we could go and have our hair styled. 

bee good gift box with products and chocolates

It was a very relaxed and laid back event but there were various competitions announced throughout the day. One of which was the best tweet which I won - yay! I won this lovely set from Bee Good and a Scent City voucher along with some perfume samples. 

#partyattheangel goody bag with pad deco renate bee good beauty crowd prairie charms
We also got to take a home these amazing goody bags including items from Cardiff based interior design store Pad Deco, Bee Good, Prairie Charms and Beauty Crowd. As well as the goody bag items we received discount vouchers for Renate, Shopafrolics and the Blogger Beauty Box. 

The girls had set up some photo props at the event and we were given our photos on a little reel to take home. Such a lovely memory of the day. 

chapter coffee cup

Chapter played host to the South Wales Bloggers Christmas showcase, again we had a small fee to pay to attend, around £8 if I remember rightly. In exchange for this fee Chapter provided hot and cold drinks and a huge buffet. The chocolate brownies were heaven and I felt that the price paid was reflected in the buffet and the effort put in by Chapter, they even printed little signs with the hashtag for the event pointing us to the room. 

sandwich salad and cake buffet at chapter cardiff
buffet food at chapter cardiff

Kerry worked extremely hard to ensure that we all had jam packed goody bags to take home with us, I honestly couldn't believe how much effort she went to, especially considering that she is so heavily pregnant! In the weeks running up to the event she had been driving around here, there and everywhere picking up items to make sure that we didn't miss out.

soapnskin goody bags at south wales blogger event
red goody bags at south wales christmas blogger event

Scoff Club sweet box

The goody bags included this box of sweets from Scoff Club, a monthly gift box of irresistible sweets. I pinched a few and then quickly gave the box to Spencer, this is way too much temptation for a Slimming Worlder!

red socks from London sock co

A very posh pair of socks from the London Sock Co who also offer a monthly subscription.

Elemis spa treats from Celtic Manor resort

Elemis Spa treats and a voucher for afternoon tea for two from The Celtic Manor Resort.

valley mill spiced apple wax melts i love wales gauci organic candle welsh lady preserves jam crabtree & evelyn nail polsih sample soapnskin body butter

Spiced Apple wax melts from Valley Mill, a candle from Gauci Organic Candles, jam from Welsh Lady Preserves and Crabtree & Evelyn Nail polish and a small sample of what I believe to be body butter from SoapNSkin.

benefit porefessional sample kit st kitts herbert perfume sample planet ice voucher

A Benefit Porefessional sample kit, a perfume sample from St. Kitts Herbery and a pass for complimentary ice skating for one at Planet Ice.

ginger giggles gingerbread kit from sweetpea pantry reindeer toy from wow toys

A ginger bread man kit from Sweetpea Pantry and a cute little Reindeer toy from Wow Toys.

toucan box craft subscription for children neal's yard gift box

A Toucan Box which is a fortnightly or monthly craft box subscription for the little ones and a Neal's Yard gift set.

pink parcel monthly period subscription box indigo herbs relax & unwind wellbeing kit

Last but by no means last I received a Pink Parcel which is a monthly subscription service sending ladies essential items and more for that time of the month and a relax & unwind kit from Indigo Herbs.

InstaFrame personalised photo booth prop

InstaFrame also provided us with a photo prop for the day which we had a lot of fun with. I'm already looking for an excuse to buy one for myself, I'm wondering whether to get one for Aria's first birthday party or if it is a little pointless because the party is for children not adults! 

A massive well done and thank you to Ffion, Charlotte and Kerry for organising both of these amazing events and to all of the brands who got involved. I will be posting about some of the items in more detail soon so keep your eyes peeled for that, if there is anything that you would like to see first let me know. 


  1. Both of these events sounded amazing and the goody bags were so generous! I didn't know you could buy an Instaframe. It's such a great idea for events.
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  2. I loved the event at the Chapter, great to meet everyone and such brilliant goody bags. So much to write about!

  3. It was a great event at #PartyAtTheAngel and it was so lovely to meet you :) Was so well organised :)


  4. I had a fab time at the South Wales Bloggers Xmas showcase! I was really impressed with the goodie bags too.

  5. The SWBXmas showcase sounded fab!! Love the Scoff Box idea although must not signup! And yay for Welsh Lady Preserves! Love their lemon curd (plus local to me!).


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